Sometimes, you don’t know how much you need a break until you actually take one. I took a break, and I have to say it was beyond blissful.
Firstly, let me just say right off the bat that this post is not going to b filled with pictures of me sipping any kind of beverage overlooking any kind of scenery. When I say I “took a break”, I mean it. I left the town, and dropped my laptop, camera, and phone. Not intentionally at first, but then I got comfortable not staring at a phone or laptop screen and just went with it.
I’ve been under an undue amount of stress lately, and even the days I take off work never seem to be enough because I either end up working from home,or just going right back into more work. When I first thought about going out-of-town, it was just something that came up during a conversation with a friend. I didn’t really give it much thought. When it came up again, I said to myself “why not?”. And then I started to get excited about it.
And the weekend finally came and I picked up my bag and got in a car. It was a great two days laughing and talking and eating and sleeping. I didn’t do much, but I had so much fun not having to deal with work or think about content. I was able to genuinely relax and had such an amazing time, I actually didn’t want to leave.
Where Did I Go?
Why, thanks for asking. I went to Ibadan. And I have to say it wasn’t at all like I expected. I’ve seen all the jokes about Ibadan, and I fully expected to be visiting a village. To my pleasant surprise, Ibadan is a beautiful city that reminds me a little bit of Abuja – where the roads are concerned at least. I remember looking out the window while we were driving round town, and just loving the scenery. The weather was very confusing though, and I wasn’t a fan of the swift changes.
What Did I Do?
I ate and I slept, brethren. I did however make it to coldstone (yas!) and the mall, which was actually very aesthetically pleasing. And then we stayed home and talked and talked and slept and ate some more. It was great. I know you wish I took pictures, and I sort of do too. But I’m glad I just allowed myself be away from technology for a while. Came back last night and I already have a headache. You know I’m already planning to go back.
So, that’s all. I rally just came here to tell you guys I took a break. That’s it. If work or life is stressing you out, I suggest you do the same. You’ll be thankful for the day(s) off. Even if you’re not going anywhere, turn off your phone and disconnect from everything work-related and binge-watch a couple of series.
If you could take a mini-break, where would you go and what would you do? Also, what fun things can one do in Ibadan? Do you know? Share with me in the comments section; I’d love to read all your ideas!
Peace, Love and Ribena, Always
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